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Andrea 54mm VIVA ZAPATA! wip

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gothicgeek, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    AHA! Bet you all thought i would shut up for a while eh? :)

    no such luck ..... ;)

    this is a first for me on a couple of points, first Andrea kit, first Mexican figure, !st figure from this period and the first metal kit i have painted in about 15 years :eek:

    the sculpt is lovely and it's what drew me to this figure, i love the motion in the pose. the casting was terrible however! the gun and its hand had a step in the cast like something in an old Novo plastic model :(

    i worked this up while i was working on the DML figure so i hit the paint this afternoon, put about 4 hours in on the face and it will need another hour or so to tighten it up a bit more

    this will be a fun figure as everything was in the box, even the dynamite under the rail track

    :)

    Mark

    as always feel free to crit, correct or comment.....

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  2. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mark, great looking face. Looking forward to following your progress on this one.

    Adios Ken :)
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Looks very promising.
    And as far as fitting of Andrea goes. I never had a figure that fits well from Andrea.

    Marc
  4. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello Mark,

    Stunning face!
  5. YongA01 Active Member

    Country:
    Malaysia
    nice work... Mark

    Hi Mark,

    I like the drunken and rough look of this face... your color tone is very different from the usual hue.... well done and I hope you will finish it soon
    pls share more...

    Allan
  6. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    .

    Great work on the face Mark!

    I can't believe how quick you work, and the quality is just superb.


    Cheers,
    Jeff.
  7. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thats a very, very nice face Mark!! Looking forward to the rest!
  8. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mark, lots of firsts. Then a first class paint job.
    like it a lot,
    Carl.
  9. sirhogr Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Great looking face Mark! Looking forward to the rest!
  10. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Ken ... many thanks ;)

    Marc ... thank you! yes, fit and cleanup :(

    Pedro .... thanks again :)

    Alan ... thank you. the face i tried to avoid the " hollywood " mexican look. i used vallejo acrylics and used sunny, basic and light with burnt umber for shading and brown rose for cheeks, nose and ears. :)

    Jeff ... many many thanks :)

    Anders ... thanks :)

    Carl .... :) cheers mate

    George ... again many thanks :)

    i missed an update ... Shame on me :( .... so here's a quick one from a couple of days ago and i'll post somemore later today as i have been working the bandolliers up! :eek:

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  11. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    bullits n belts :)

    95% done on the crossed bandolliers ... epoxied the head in place and will break out the putty to fill in the gap between neck and body ..............................

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  12. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello Mark,

    Awesome:)
    This base are wonderful:eek:
    I hope to see it done soon.
  13. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Goth, good old friend, it's looking very good so far, will be good to see the completed - will also take note of tyour skin tone colours used.

    Thanks for posting, RobH.;)
  14. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Mark,
    Excellent start, great looking face and yellow!
    Can't wait to see the rest painted.

    cheers,
    Marcel.
  15. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Pedro .... thanks man :)

    Rob ..... :) cheers

    Marcel ... again many thanks :)


    update! .....

    blocked the pants in and got stuck into the gun belt and holster and thence onto the guns .... phew i did'nt know if i could pull wood grain off in this scale but it looks ok in real life :)


    HELP PLEASE .... the bottle label? i cannot find any period labels for tequilla ... anyone able to help, many thanks in advance .....


    picture

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  16. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Great progress, Mark.
    It seems to build into a wonderful work, doesn't it?
    I liked the skin tone and the color of the uniform very much.
    I think a very beautiful work.

    Mitsutaka
  17. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    thank you Mitsutaka! :)

    about sorted the pants, some minor corrections to do......

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  18. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello again Marc,

    Superb, the work on the shadows and higlights are simply amazing. I like to the wood from de rifle:cool:
    Go forward:)
  19. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Pedro! ... thank you! the jacket has been a challenge but almost finished it now


    Have Tequila will stagger!

    finally decided on a design ( generic and probably not too acurate but it should be ok ) for the bottle and stuck that hand on now, some tweaks here and there and next is the sombrero..

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  20. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looking good Mark. Wood grain just a wash?
    Carl.

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